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Proprietary Red Alluvium, Beringer Vineyards 1994

Tasting Notes

As I reported last year, Beringer's new proprietary red wine, Alluvium, appears to be an excellent product. Made from 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc, production averages about 10,000-14,000 cases per year. The 1994 Alluvium is a textbook proprietary wine. It displays a dark ruby color, followed by an attractive black fruit-scented nose with subtle toasty oak intertwined with herbs, earth, and chocolatey notes. In the mouth, black cherry fruit and toast are presented in a medium to full-bodied, silky-smooth, delicious format. Very accessible, it should continue to drink well for a decade.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, December 1997
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